Nature Adventures Speaker Series: Bluebirds by Katharine Patterson

Eastern Bluebirds serenade us from a low branch and dazzle us with their brilliant blue color. They cause us to stop and reflect.  No wonder people build homes for them, protect them from predators, and swap stories about sightings and successes.  Katharine Patterson is one of those people.  During this presentation she’ll share her knowledge and passion for these birds. Her presentation will include the natural history of Eastern Bluebirds--information about habitat, nesting, predators and competitors--and nest box design and monitoring.  Participants will receive a list of resources and plans for a nest box.

Katharine Patterson is an avid birder, naturalist, and educator.  She has been studying Eastern Bluebirds for almost 20 years, both on her property and as a bluebird trail monitor for nine years at Oregon Ridge Nature Center.   She is a volunteer naturalist and former board member at Irvine Nature center.  A former Child Life therapist, Katharine holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware and a Certificate of Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University.  She believes strongly in getting kids outside and helping them learn about the natural world.

Cost:  Members $5 each. Non-members $10 each.  Cash at the door.  We currently cannot accept credit cards.  Become a member that evening and get the member discount!

This is the second presentation in our new monthly program ‘Nature Adventures Speaker Series.’  We hope to bring you interesting and exciting outdoor experiences from around Maryland and the world.  Look for something new on the fourth Friday of each month at the Maryland Naturalist Center!

(Photo by Emily Stanley)

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  • Bradley G.

    I'm sorry I can't make it tonight. The joys of working in Information Technology just reared it's ugly head and I have to go back to the office. I hope everyone who is going has a good time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Bradley G.

    My wife may attend.

    March 18, 2013

  • Linda D.

    This will be a wonderful evening with a very experienced birder. I'm looking forward to it!

    February 25, 2013

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